A-Grade Snakewood Marking Knife

Have you ever been through the struggle of using a marking knife that is too cumbersome? Or too wide to get into a thin gap? Maybe you spend ages sharpening the thing before dropping it on the concrete floor a minute later. These are struggles that we've all experienced.

This knife with its sharp, fully replacable blade put all those problems to sleep the second I used it. When handling this tool for the first time, you'll instantly notice the ergonomics, balance, and quality that resides in this thing.

Years of testing, prototyping and development has gone into this, and it's finally available for you to experience.

Snakewood Grades Explained

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Description

Have you ever been through the struggle of using a marking knife that is too cumbersome? Or too wide to get into a thin gap? Maybe you spend ages sharpening the thing before dropping it on the concrete floor a minute later. These are struggles that we've all experienced.

This knife with its sharp, fully replacable blade put all those problems to sleep the second I used it. When handling this tool for the first time, you'll instantly notice the ergonomics, balance, and quality that resides in this thing.

Years of testing, prototyping and development has gone into this, and it's finally available for you to experience.

Age Restrictions (18+)

To purchase knives from this site you must be over eighteen years of age*. It is a criminal offence to sell knives, knife blades or razor blades to anyone under the age of eighteen. When placing an order for knives, the buyer will be asked to declare that they are of the appropriate legal age. If it is discovered that the buyer is not permitted to purchase knives, the order will be cancelled immediately, without notice.

*If you are below the age of 18 and would like to purchase a knife, I can still accomodate you in ways that do not break the law. Please enter your details here to find out how: https://mattestlea.ck.page/2acc46bb0e 

Thin Blade

The blade this handle is made to fit is roughly 0.7mm thick meaning it can get into the thinnest of gaps with ease. The situation I find this is useful is when transferring the tails to the pins when dovetailing. But in reality, it can be used for all sorts of woodworking applications, both fine and rough.

Rigid

Despite being thin, the blade is still surprisingly rigid compared to a normal scalpel blade. There is a small amount of deflection if you're comparing it to a thick Japanese marking knife, however you quickly get used to it. You will be suprised how little pressure it takes to score a thin, accurate, crisp line with this thing.

Double Bevel

I've often had people questioning how easy it is to use a double bevel knife as opposed to a single bevel. Mainly, how do you run it up against an edge, and how do you stop it from digging in? Realistically, this comes down to practice and gaining muscle memory when holding the knife at a particular angle. It doesn't take long to master. I can vouch for this both in my personal experience, and when I've observed my students switch to this design.

Sharpening

Sharpening knives often has to be done freehand, meaning it's very easy for a beginner to quickly make a dogs dinner of a marking knifes bevel. These blades however are easily sharpened. Simply dispose of the blunt blade in a safe manner, and replace it with a new one! They cost pennies when you buy them in larger packs and will last you for years. It also means you no longer have to feel guilty about opening packaging, removing glue, or cutting up sausages with your shiny marking knife.

Custom Handle

The material of the handle and ferrule is entirely up to you. Do you need it? Absolutely not. You can just as easily buy a cheap handle from Amazon to suit your blade and it will work fine. But purchasing one of my handles will help support me in what I do, and provide you with the luxury you deserve!

Finish

Your knife is protected in 3 different finishes, each serving their own purpose in adding to the durability, the feel, and the aesthetics of the knife. It takes a long time and a lot of care. If you'd like to know more about this process, see my blog post here.


I really don't want to sell this as a product you need to own. It really isn't. However what I can promise you is upon opening the box for the first time, you will be blown away by the look, feel and control this tool will provide you. It really will be a tool you can treasure for life.

Additional information

Weight 250 g
Dimensions 27 × 18 × 3 cm
Ferrule

Brass, Steel

Size Chart

The knife handle is approximately 150mm long and is made to fit the Swann Morton SM series of blades. While it is possible to fit smaller, thinner blades into this, it is not recommended as they may wobble in the slot.

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